Gaudichaudius cimex   (Quatrefages,  1866) (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polychaeta

Prostomium bilobed without distinct cephalic peaks. Lateral antennae inserted ventrally. Elytra 15 pairs with lateral fringes of papillae and honey-combed polygonal areas.

Attached preferably to the surface of hermit-crab shells.

Synonym (s)
Iphione cimex Quatrefages, 1866
(Objective synonym)
Gattyana deludens Fauvel, 1932
(Subjective synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• West Bengal, Sagar Island (Lat: 21.72) (Long: 88.1) INDIA
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 22/03/1981)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 22/03/1981)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Misra, A (1995) Polychaetes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 93-155 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mitra, S; Misra, A (2010) Polychaetes of the Wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 141-146 Available at - NIO,Goa

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